LOLOL I love the image of them rolling around the pumpkins looking in them and such!
But they are delicious......Did you know the only reason why racoons are not domesticated as pets (and in many areas it is outright illegal to keep them) is because they are too readily susceptible to catching rabies?
and u can make gr8 hats out of them after the feast!But they are delicious......
Make sure you feed them corn and apples......
Oh I totally agree with you witchy kitty......I love raccoons. My family, growing up, used to feed all the neighborhood raccoons every night for years and years. Not only did we love having them around to watch...but keeping them fed and occupied kept them out of all the neighborhood garbage cans. (Don't worry, we also made sure to not try to make them too docile or friendly with humans, of course...they weren't pets.) Well, except for one...we raised one who, as a baby, was brought to us nearly drown and was abandoned. His name was Rascal. I miss him, he was awesome. We took care of him, helped him grow up strong and then slowly rehabilitated him to living outdoors and being a normal raccoon, lol. That was super fun (sarcasm), he didn't want to live outside, lol. I remember when we first started trying, he kept trying to get back in the house when I opened the back door. I decided I would run as fast as I could to the front door and beat him inside. Well, he was faster, ran under my legs, across the front room and into my aunts bedroom (she was his main care giver). I walked into the room and searched all over for him. I just couldn't find him. So, I stopped, stood still and just watched. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the tiniest of movements...I turn to look, and the little brat was hiding in a pile of stuffed animals!!!! I am dead serious. Just his little face was peeking out from the pile, lol. I would have never seen him if he hadn't moved that tiny bit. Those little monsters are way too smart for their own good, lol. It was hilarious and I will never forget that day. I have many stories about him, I could type all day. He slowly started to wander as he got older, being gone for longer lengths of time each trip, when one day he just didn't come back home. We were worried for awhile, hoping he was okay and just doing his raccoon thing...when one day, a momma raccoon brought her babies up to the house (...they did this often, as they felt is was a safe place to get some food when they had their little ones in tow.) She was a light gray raccoon, just like every other raccoon in our area had ever been...but every one of her babies were super dark colored with charcoals and blacks. Rascal, being a rescued raccoon from a different area, had been the exact same colors!! We all liked to think these were his babies. <3
Lol, okay, I'll stop gong on about my raccoon stories now...but the moral of the story is, is that they are very smart and very mischievous. They can definitely get into some trouble, no matter how cute they are. I love them, and would never hurt them (or any animal), but they can be tiny, furry pains in the rear sometimes, lol. We could never have cornstalks out in the yard that still had corn on them...the corn had to be removed and the stalks tied up securely. The pumpkins couldn't be out at night, either, or they'd eat them. My mom always had to keep them inside until it was time to carve and light them. Oh, and I'll bet they loved your pumpkin pails...they LOVE toys! They love to play with things and inspect them fully...very curious little things. We would watch them play with the dogs toys outside in the yard, lol.
Ahhh, I am sorry they got into your decorations and were naughty little raccoons. That's definitely no fun.